Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mystery AFV...

Over at Lagniappe's Lair, this video was posted...



...and trying to figure out what manner of AFV that is is killing me.

The video's blurry and, as usual, the vehicle looks like it's from the Joad Army, being piled with the worldly belongings of pax and crew, and that makes it hard to get a good look at the silhouette. Long, shallow glacis; low-profile turret set kinda rearwards... The gun's too small for an MBT's main gun, but too big for most IFV's. The skirts and road wheels aren't right for a BMP-3...

I am totally tortured.

EDIT: Wait. It looks like a Swedish CV90. Nevah mind.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep. Swedish.. I've had the, uh, pleasure of seeing M113s, Bradleys and Abrams do the "pig on ice skates" thing when challenged by German snow and ice. Not fun!

Al T.

jimbob86 said...

Too much pad and not enough grouser for conditions......

Ken said...

I want a Stridsvagn 103. Those hoppers think they're cool....

Anonymous said...

Fromthe written description I was thinking of the fire support version of the Marder or the one the French things AMX-10RC and it's ilk, but yeaht he curvyness defintely makes it swedish.

Was thinking that Semi. vs. APC would make an interesting accident video. HeY! Have the swedish safety geeks impact tested those...

Tam said...

If James Dean had been driving one of those instead of a Spyder 550, he'd have been in more movies.

1911Man said...

If I had been driving one of those instead of an F-150, I'd have been late for work, but I wouldn't have cared.

og said...

I'm thionking clean drawers were required all around.
WV: Giqui. After nearly being run over by a tank, my underwear are all giqui.

Matt G said...

At a minimum replacement price of about 3M Euros, that's one APC driver who nearly had some 'splainin' to do.

skidmark said...

Did my ears decieve me, or was there a thud as the truck rolled on past?

stay safe.

Will said...

No contact, I think. The muzzle protrudes beyond the bow, and it looked ok. There was a thunk, though. Trans shifting? Pothole?

Kristopher said...

Has to be in North America.

"Stop" on the sign is in English, and they are driving on the right side of the road.

My bet is Canada.

staghounds said...

Swedish stop signs say stop, and they drive on the right.

Tam said...

Kristopher,

""Stop" on the sign is in English, and they are driving on the right side of the road."

That was my reflexive thought, before I remembered that traffic signs are governed by international treaty.

As Staghounds pointed out, they drive on the right-hand side of the road in Sverige.

Anonymous said...

The truck, ICA is a Swedish company. Operates markets from Convenience to Hypermarkets (Think Super Wally-Mart).

PA State Cop said...

CV90/40. Swedish. Bad of kit. Wish we had 'em.

The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit said...

Ah, this brings back fond memories of bombing down the mud-slick trails in Germany doing powerslides in an M113 APC. If you throw track to the inside you're totally ka-skrewed, but as long as you've got good tension that's not too likely. Get up to about 30MPH or so, grab a lateral with both hands, haul back, wait until you're lined up on the road going off to the right, let go, and romp the gas....

Make sure to let the TC in on the maneuver first, or he might get a tad grumpy.....

Kristopher said...

Oh? I wasn't aware of said treaty. Is this an EU thing?

Stops signs in Mexico still say Alto ... heh.

Kristopher said...

OK ... the link says "May be written in English or the national language". Strange.